Norman Rosenthal suggested some time ago that there should be an end to claims for restitution of Nazi-Looted art and was rightly criticized by so many others. http://www.lootedart.com Now he has given an interview in Der Spiegel in which he restates his case. http://www.spiegel His reasoning is so strange that one can hardly believe anyone would argue as he does. A few quotations from the interview should convince the reader that, whatever one may think of restitution of art in general and restitution of Nazi-Looted art in particular, such interviews do not really help anyone:
SPIEGEL: Sir Norman, why are you calling for an end to the return of looted art and, as a result, an end to restitution?
Rosenthal: You cannot make up for anything by returning a small amount of art, and one should not want to create this impression.